Manufacturer: Harper Design
Brand: Littlefield, Bruce/ Brown, Simon
The versatility of the sleek metallic gems of Airstream has captured the imagination of a new generation. Paris Hilton used one to tour the country in The Simple Life. Designer Ralph Lauren owns four. Airstream Living explores these vehicles' many uses, from vacation travel to permanent residence, from home office to pool house, from on-set accommodation for movie stars to businesses such as diners and stores.In its pages, profiles of real-life owners reveal how they use their trailers to enhance their lifestyle, and vacationers will find advice on how to get the most out of Airstreams. Inspirational photographs accompany advice on decorating interiors in styles that range from the simple to opulent: retro chic, Ralph Lauren's Adirondack and Western themes, a seaside look for coastal touring, and much more. Practical advice covers everything from buying your first Airstream to care and cleaning tips to solutions for storage. A directory provides a thorough listing of suppliers and websites.For anyone who owns an Airstream or is thinking about purchasing one, this book is a must-read for living life to the fullest aboard a land yacht.
Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning, 2nd Edition
Manufacturer: McGraw-Hill Education
The "Silver Bible" -- thoroughly revised, updated and redesigned Interior designers, architects, and other design professionals can still turn to the fieldâ€™s beloved "Silver Bible" for a wealth of information related to the design and planning of residential and commercial interiors. But now, Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning, Second Edition goes even further to truly make the classic interior design reference the standard in its field. From standard furniture dimensions to architectural woodwork details, youâ€™ll find a vast array of time-saving data and details. Editors Joseph DeChiara, Julius Panero, and Martin Zelnik have brought together contributions from well-known architectural and interior design firms to give you details derived from actual designs and working drawings, showing various solutions for typical design problems encountered in interior architecture. You get a wide range of typical layouts and residential spaces, offices, conference rooms, and reception areas, in addition to details of bars, restaurants, and public toilets. This exciting new edition includes new international examples and metrification â€“ and provides you with full coverage of healthcare spaces, educational spaces; home offices; videoconferencing spaces; green design; project forms and schedules. Two outstanding sections cover historic styles and woodworking.
The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well
Manufacturer: Potter Style
Brand: Needleman, Deborah/ Johnson, Virginia (ILT)
Style is a luxury, and luxury is simply what makes you happy.Over the years, founding editor in chief of domino magazine Deborah Needleman has seen all kinds of rooms, with all kinds of furnishings. Her conclusion: Itâ€™s not hard to create a relaxed, stylish, and comfortable home. Just a few well-considered items can completely change the feel of your space, and The Perfectly Imperfect Home reveals them all. Ranging from classics such as â€œA Really Good Sofaâ€ and â€œPretty Table Settingsâ€ to unusual surprises like â€œA Bit of Quirkâ€ and â€œCozifications,â€ the essential elements of style are treated in witty and wonderfully useful little essays. Youâ€™ll learn what to look for, whether you are at a flea market or a fancy boutiqueâ€”or just mining what you already own.Â Celebrated artist Virginia Johnsonâ€™s original watercolor illustrations bring the items and the inspiring rooms of world-famous tastemakers to vibrant life. Styling tips and simple how-tos show you techniques to put it all together to create, say, a beautifully made bed (the fast way and the fancy way), an inviting reading nook, or an effortlessly chic display of pictures.According to Deborah, the point of decorating is to create the background for the best life you can have, with all its joys and imperfections. This book will show you how.Â Deborah Needleman is the editor in chief of WSJ. Magazine and creator of the Off Duty section of The Wall Street Journal. She was the founding editor in chief of domino magazine and coauthor of domino: the book of decorating.Â Â Virginia Johnsonâ€™s illustrations have appeared in books by Kate Spade and on textiles carried in more than one hundred stores, including Barneys, Liberty of London, and Net-A-Porter.Â perfectlyimperfect.com
Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)
A New York Times bestseller! The star ofÂ Animal Planetâ€™s hit television series My Cat from Hell,Â Jackson Galaxy, shows cat owners everywhere how to make their homes both cat-friendly and chic.Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. Donâ€™t just go to your local pet shop and adorn your home with unattractive cat towers and kitty beds. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planetâ€™s My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular catÂ design website Hauspanther.com,Â walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats.This gorgeously designed, full-color book includes more than twenty fun DIY projects, from kitty beds and litter boxes to catios (cat patios) that will be sure to make readersâ€”and their catsâ€”purr in approval.
Does your home tell the story of who you are? Â In The Things That Matter, Nate Berkus shares intimate stories from his life, introduces us to people who influenced him and helped him forge his sense of style, and opens up about the remarkable experiences that have left him forever changed, all of which find expression in how he lives today. From his most cherished flea market finds, to his beloved books and photos, to the many extraordinary mementos heâ€™s collected in his travels, every piece defines who heâ€™s become and what endures in his world. Â Berkus invites readers into his own home as well as into twelve others, including a sleek steel-and-glass high-rise that soars above Chicago, a rustic cottage in the Hudson Valley, an ultra-chic atelier that maximizes every inch of space, a Greenwich Village townhouse that holds multiple art collections, and a study in meaningful minimalism in Marfa, Texas. The distinctive interiors beautifully displayed in this book offer revealing portraits of their ownersâ€™ lives and the inspiring choices that have made them who they are today. Â The Things That Matter convincingly lays out Nate Berkusâ€™s philosophy that things do matter. Our homes tell our stories, they reflect the places weâ€™ve been and the people weâ€™ve loved along the wayâ€”and there can be no more beautiful design for living than that.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES Samples from The Things That Matter Â
Manufacturer: Potter Style
Brand: Brand: Potter Style
Picture of chair on the front. Product Description â€œNatureâ€™s quintessential color combination of blue and white never ceases to amaze me. The look of pristine snow against deep blue Aspen skies; spires of blue and white delphinium in a garden; Connecticutâ€™s spring mornings where the apple blossoms and nodding heads of white narcissus are in contrast to soft blue skies and vibrant green grassâ€”these and many more images found in nature have informed my work for the last thirty-five years. From fashion to interiors, and tabletop to gardens, the presence of blue and white is a constant in my past collections as well as throughout my previous eight books. It seems natural that I would eventually do a book on living and designing with this seminal color combination.â€ â€”from the Introduction This private tour of the dazzling homes of legendary style-setter Carolyne Roehm showcases her favorite color combination in more than three hundred glorious photographs. From the time designer Carolyne Roehm rented her first small apartment in New York in her twenties, she has loved blue and white. In that one-bedroom flat, she draped the walls, chairs, sofa, and a canopy bed in an inexpensive blue and white sheeting fabric designed by her boss, Oscar de la Renta, and began collecting blue-and-white porcelain from around the worldâ€”initially bargain reproductions and eventually museum-quality piecesâ€”from China, Japan, Portugal, the Netherlands, and elsewhere. Today, Carolyne Roehm presides over a magnificent duplex in Manhattan, an antique-filled stone house in Connecticut, and a chic yet rustic home in Aspen, all of which contain rooms decorated in blue and white, featuring accents from her collections of china, ceramics, glassware, linens, furniture, and decorative pieces. These rooms employ the whole spectrum of blues, from delicate sky to the deepest, boldest navy, evoking moods ranging from tranquil to vibrant. In A Passion for Blue and White, Carolyne Roehm takes us ins...
The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking
Manufacturer: Clarkson Potter
Brand: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Winner of the James Beard Award for General CookingFrom Apartment Therapy's cooking site, The Kitchn, comes 150 recipes and a cooking school with 50 essential lessons, as well as a guide to organizing your kitchen--plus storage tips, tool reviews, inspiration from real kitchens, maintenance suggestions, 200 photographs, and much more. Â Â â€œThere is no question that the kitchen is the most important room of the home,â€ say Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand of the beloved cooking site and blog, The Kitchn. The Kitchn offers two books in one: a trove of techniques and recipes, plus a comprehensive guide to organizing your kitchen so that itâ€™s one of your favorite places to be. Â For Cooking: Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 50 essential how-to's, from preparing perfect grains to holding a chefâ€™s knife like a pro Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 150 all-new and classic recipes from The Kitchn, including Breakfast Tacos, Everyday Granola,Â Slow Cooker Carnitas, One-Pot Coconut Chickpea Curry, and No-Bake Banana and Peanut Butter Caramel Icebox Cake For Your Kitchen: Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A shopping list of essentials for your cabinets and drawers (knives, appliances, cookware, and tableware), with insider advice on whatâ€™s worth your money Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Solutions for common kitchen problems like limited storage space and quirky layouts Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A 5-minute-a-day plan for a clean kitchen Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Tips for no-pressure gatherings Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A look inside the kitchens of ten home cooks around the country, and how they enjoy their spaces Â The Kitchn Cookbook gives you the recipes, tools, and real-life inspiration to make cooking its own irresistible reward. Why (and How) a Beautiful Kitchen Means Better Food A kitchen's first task is functional: It is a place to produce good food with cleanliness and efficiency. But functionality and beauty go ...
Manufacturer: Potter Style
Brand: Brand: Potter Style
It has been more than a decade since Carolyne Roehm first shared her love of gardening and flower arranging. Now, for the first time ever, she turns her own photographic lens to that passion with Flowers, showcasing more than 300 images of the varieties in her abundant gardens, all captured at their most vibrant and exquisite moments throughout the season. With a gardenerâ€™s intimate understanding and a designerâ€™s elegant eye, Roehm shows us the flowers she has cultivated for decades in and around Weatherstone, her historic Connecticut home. While alternating dramatic close-ups with portraits of lovely arrangements and sweeping views of her land, Roehm writes with wit, emotion, and affection of what flowers have meant to her, as well as of the joys and travails of the committed gardenerâ€™s life.What began as a casual hobby ultimately became a multi-year endeavor, as Roehm used her camera to explore the special relationship a gardener enjoys with her carefully nurtured beauties. The outcome is a remarkably personal visual essay: sumptuous, surprising, and as revealing of the sensibility behind the camera as the magnificent species that stand before it. This beautiful objet dâ€™artâ€”a flower garden in a bookâ€”is Carolyne Roehmâ€™s most significant and singular volume yet.